The Adoration of the Trinity
Albrecht Durer
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

The artist, standing on the hill, envisions the heavenly. We first see the Throne of Mercy. God the Father presents to us the source of Divine Mercy. Right above hovers the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove. The Holy Trinity is surrounded by a choir of cherubs ceaselessly singing Hosanna. The next group of immortals resounds their praises. To our right are depicted the patriarchs and prophets and at our left kneel the martyrs and the saints. The faithful gather right below them. The unity of the Holy Trinity is reflected in the union of the Universal Church rooted in the everlasting covenant of God. The rainbow in the sky reminds us that we are a part of this eternal union. Do we partake in it?

– Archdiocesan Heritage Museum

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